Mon 4/9. Lake St

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Mon 4/9. Lake St

Postby WaWaZat » Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:03 am

Who's up for an early afternoon hooky session?
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Re: Mon 4/9. Lake St

Postby ironben » Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:13 am

i got few estm around 10am than i free to go
closer the better
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Re: Mon 4/9. Lake St

Postby mrgrey » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:49 am

I plan on checking it out.... prob between 2-3.
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Re: Mon 4/9. Lake St

Postby lebeda12345 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:36 am

I should come around 1 pm. I missed couple good days last week.
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Re: Mon 4/9. Lake St

Postby ironben » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:50 am

lebeda12345 wrote:I should come around 1 pm. I missed couple good days last week.
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yes you did
you better show up lol
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Re: Mon 4/9. Lake St

Postby FSP » Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:11 am

4-7pm = wave season
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Re: Mon 4/9. Lake St

Postby mrgrey » Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:20 pm

FSP wrote:4-7pm = wave season


Scott is right... thermal kill going on right now. Burns Harbor windmeter showing only 6kts... will pick up later though hopefully. Waukegan has 21kts gusting 28kts...

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Re: Mon 4/9. Lake St

Postby mzhadkevich » Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:24 pm

Where is Lake St???
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Re: Mon 4/9. Lake St

Postby WaWaZat » Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:35 pm

mzhadkevich wrote:Where is Lake St???

You can find directs to most, what we consider local launches, on the Homepage of this site. Here's the IN beaches which includes Lake St; http://www.chicagokitesurfing.com/wheretoride/indiana.html
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Re: Mon 4/9. Lake St

Postby mrgrey » Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:37 pm

This should help... there is also detailed directions on the Chicagokitesurfing.com main page.

http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=qy2zzs ... 2E026F!141
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Re: Mon 4/9. Lake St

Postby mzhadkevich » Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:44 pm

Shoot, i always forget about indiana, I was scouring the Illinois page before asking. Thanks a lot for the heads up.
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Re: Mon 4/9. Lake St

Postby WaWaZat » Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:34 pm

The meter ain't showin' but it's blowin'! Bring your small kites too!
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Re: Mon 4/9. Lake St

Postby adseguy » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:10 pm

This shit is strong it should be blowing down there. I just looked it up now and it is. Small kites indeed. I saw a recording of gust to 40
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Re: Mon 4/9. Lake St

Postby skysurfr » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:41 pm

Gusting to 40 knots now... that's just shy of 47 MPH .... PASS.
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Re: Mon 4/9. Lake St

Postby adseguy » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:49 pm

Yeah the wind graph looks like a heart beat....
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Re: Mon 4/9. Lake St

Postby mrgrey » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:34 pm

Just got back from there... lotta kiters... Was about 17-19 and the sand was sticking to the beach when i showed up, perfect to try my 9m. Got in the water, went quickly to 27-37...got dragged through the water downwind and could not keep my heels down, pulled release... learned another lesson. :shock: Much respect to the guys out there doing it.
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Re: Mon 4/9. Lake St

Postby WaWaZat » Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:10 pm

Lit up like the friggin sun on a 9! And that was after nervously watching it go from blszing to really blazing 4 about an hour before finally committing to that kite. Exhausted! What a day right here on lake mi! It's craft beer time!!
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Re: Mon 4/9. Lake St

Postby ironben » Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:30 pm

respect to all warriors of Miller.
good time even when wind was changing every 2 sec. now when i look at the graft i can believe i stayed all day on 9.5 kahuna.
I loved that set up. flat water by the beach with nice kicker rolling in. big waves on the outside.
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Re: Mon 4/9. Lake St

Postby FSP » Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:41 pm

when one of those super gusts hit me it was on my way into a big controlled forward but then way more powerful then i actually imagined it ripped me clean out of the footstraps so fast and high i could not even contemplate the surge, then into multiple cartwheels and tae bo kicks . funny how fast you learn kung fu when your scared out of your mind. saw the inevitable crash for a long time and sure enough it was lights out. had to regain my world for a minute. those conditions can dish out some serious power in a surprising way that i do believ could potentially knock you clean out. Once again lake m showed whos boss.

big props to PIER who i saw when rigging, forfeit a part of his sesh to rescue a guy/kite separated from his kite that was blowing outward. dude is always out to rip but helping somebody just the same!
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Re: Mon 4/9. Lake St

Postby lebeda12345 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:56 pm

Thank you again Pier for helping me with a kite. I am still not sure what happen. I crashed a kite, I couldn't to launch it back it look's like one of the line breaks, ( later I found out it didn't ) I couldn't steer it and launch it. Kite start to spin... Long story short I relese kite, swim back to beach with board. And later Pier came with my kite to beach. Thank you again.
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